Technically, this isn’t a terrarium. However “Beach Bum Terrarium” (Say it out loud.) has a nicer ring than “Beach Bum Tabletop Garden.”

Right?

You probably don’t need a tutorial to put together a little garden, but I’m going to give you one anyway since this is such a cute project. As you’re sure to notice, this short tutorial is a lot like the one for my Tabletop Cactus Garden, but this time I’m using succulents.

This project was inspired by these model train people figures I found online. (You can find them here.)

Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com

Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com

The people are wearing bathing suits, bikinis, and Speedos. I love a touch of quirky in my home decor, so I had to find a way to incorporate the figures. This tabletop garden is my weird take on the fairy gardens that are popular right now.

Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com

For this project, you’ll need a dish or bowl, soil, succulents, sand, green glass stones, blue glass stones, and beach bums.

Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com

Start by planting your succulents in the soil.

Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com

Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com

With you’re succulents in place, create a beach with the sand and an ocean with the colored glass stones.

Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com

Finally, insert some beach bums to enjoy this little paradise you created for them.

Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com

Tada!

Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com

Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com

Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com

I told you that you didn’t need a tutorial. (But aren’t you happy I gave you one anyway?)

Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com

Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com

This adorable terrarium is the perfect decor item for this time of year. Use it to welcome the warmer weather and to escape to the beach in your mind. Aah, the surf and the sand!

You’re welcome.

myIBC | inspiredbycharm.com

Comments

  • Jessica at

    This is both adorable and hilarious. I just spent 10 min on Amazon going through all the funny little characters! Totally doing this. Or just adding people to my other planters. SO funny! Thanks!

  • Patricia at

    This made me giggle. You’re always on vacation with this….

    • Laura ~ RYG at

      Totally making this, need a good laugh today! Terrariums are so hot right now. I think this is one of the best projects you’ve done so far, at least it’s my favorite!!!

  • Elle at

    Your guests will also enjoy this planter. Great conversation piece!

  • Julie Blanner at

    This makes me smile! What a fun and unique way to incorporate succulents.

  • Lisa B. at

    So much fun. I liked the tutorial and will add this to fun projects for the weekends 🙂

  • Lilja at

    Adorable! Makes me smile – you always have such wonderful ideas!

  • Kristen at

    This is the cutest idea! I think I could even keep something like this alive – as long as my cat didn’t eat it. Love it!

  • Alexis at

    Very nice. This made me smile!

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